Match 56, KFC T20 Big Bash League 2018/2019, 10 Feb 2019
Melbourne Stars won by 94 runs
BALL BY BALL
RR: 5.41 | This over: 4 Run(s) 1 w(s)
Lloyd Pope (5r 5b 1x4 0x6)
SR: 100.00 c Marcus Stoinis b Sandeep Lamichhane
74/10 (13.4 ov)
Player Of The Match
Melbourne Stars have demolished Sydney Sixers by 94 runs at the MCG to secure fourth spot and a semi-final place. This was a must-win game for the Stars and they will have been worried when the runs were hard to come by in the first innings. Glenn Maxwell changed the momentum in the final four overs, blasting the ball to all parts of the ground to launch the hosts to a decent total. That energy continued when they came out to field as wickets tumbled in quick succession. The Sixers only needed to make 108 to ensure their semi-final against the Renegades took place at the MCG, but in the end they were toppled for their lowest ever BBL score. The two legspinners were fantastic, there was sharp catching and aggressive captaincy so the Stars will be riding high when they travel to Hobart on Thursday. The Sixers will be feeling pretty hollow after that, they will have to lift themselves for their semi-final on Friday at Marvel Stadium.
13.4 - S Lamichhane to L Pope
Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot pushing, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to short extra cover, by Stoinis.
13.3 - S Lamichhane to L Pope
Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Stoinis.
Pope shows he is no mug with the bat, slapping this handsomely over extra cover.
13.2 - S Lamichhane to L Pope
Googly half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
13.1 - S Lamichhane to L Pope
Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Bird.
W 1 0 2 0 0
12.6 - A Zampa to S O'Keefe
Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Bird.
12.5 - A Zampa to S O'Keefe
Leg spinner yorker, middle stump on the front foot pushing, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Stoinis.
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